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The Bush House

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family of five for four nights. My wife and I are well-travelled in Southern and East Africa but this was the first safari for my 3 adult sons. This lodge has everything: the bedrooms are spacious and beautifully appointed; the communal areas offer every comfort whether a cosy chair by the fire when it's chilly or... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your most kind comments. We are privileged to have been able to show the family the magic that is Madikwe. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the photographs. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I visted this place in June 2016. We had a fantastic time. Right from the time we arrived we were greeted by smiling staff and hot towels. Fantastic room overlooking the waterhole. I must complement the chef for dishing out very innovative food since we were vegetarians. The food was excellent and we were looked after very... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

After all our correspondence it was such a delight to meet you and have you both spend time with us at the lodge. So pleased your enjoyed your stay and sorry that your stay could not have been longer. Here's to the next visit! More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at The Bush House! The property is really beautiful and has everything one can desire: beautiful, spacious and well-equipped rooms, really nice garden with small pool, nice bar with terrace. Really cool is the underground tunnel where you can go close to the water hole and see the animals in incredibly close distance. The staff... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for the lovely pictures. We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to finally meet you! More 

Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Bush House for only 2 days. Saying only because you could easily stay a week. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The food served is of very good quality and the staff is very nice and will do everything they can to make your stay as good as possible. They make you feel like... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

It goes without saying that we would love to have you back again and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the new hide.See you soon! More 

Gerringong, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

From our initial warm greeting upon arrival until our departure 3 days later we were very well looked after. As a family of four adults we had comfortable rooms and the meals were delicious and healthy. The safaris twice a day were so exciting - you never knew what you would come across and for me each one was an... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay and the great pictures.The waterhole is an amazing place just to sit and watch what comes and goes - never a dull moment! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were surprised after reading such amazing reviews to be greeted by a cold and uninformative staff member. The Google pin was misplaced & as a result we had to drive treacherous roads that added an hour and a half to our arrival time (they did fix it recently, now the pin is correct). Our guide was highly knowledgeable and... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are deeply concerned that your stay was not up to our expected and usual standard. Waters and drinks are never included in our rates and this is advertised on the various online websites. You should not have been charged for anything you did not drink and this is certainly not how we operate.... More 

Seychelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stayed at the Bush House in May '16. The location is wonderful with a great view of a waterhole from the garden. The staff were very pleasant and the food excellent. We had a late afternoon and an early morning game drive and saw many animals, but were particularly pleased with our first sighting of African wild dogs. I... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Let's hope your next visit can be longer. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Very nice lodge, comfortable bedrooms, large bathroom, quiet, nice food. The waterhole is really a plus, you can admire elephants or other animals while drinking a coffee. The staff is really friendly, you feel like you are part of a familly. It was our last weekend in a reserve in South Africa, it was a good choice. Excellent weekend.

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed being part of the family as we take pride in welcoming guests as friends. More 

Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

It is difficult to put into words what a fantastic experience my wife had during our stay at the Bush House. Our room was spacious and clean, the bed very comfortable, and house keeping made everything very special. The food was all prepared very well and the chef accommodated the guests various dietary needs. Each dinner was at a different... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Gregg is a really enthusiastic guide and we are so pleased your enjoyed your drives with him. Thank you for spending time with us and for giving us your feedback. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Bush House keeps improving year after year, just like a good wine. But far from sitting shelved the Bush House offers both families, couples and solo travellers a family welcome and a plethora of activities to always be well entertained, cared for and looked after. The food is plenty and wholesome, unlike other lodges where you are being stuffed... More 

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Sjoe, Owner at The Bush House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the detailed information on the lodge and game drives. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. We have at last had the opportunity to meet you in person after all the correspondence! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safari isn’t just safari anymore…. And game lodges aren’t all alike. Every visit really does need to be special and every moment something to be remembered forever.The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. The Lodge is set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. It is an old farmhouse that after years of family laughter and happiness has been transformed into an inviting and relaxing residence that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and unwind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bush House

Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $445 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bush House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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